Yet another quagmire of the Bush Legacy. /sarc
posted on 03/21/2006 6:35:47 AM PST
Who are they polling? We have the lowest rate of unemployment in years here in Florida. Help wanted signs all over the place. I guess there aren't enough 50k a year starting salaries ofr HS drop outs?
posted on 03/21/2006 6:38:35 AM PST
(If we do not learn from history we are doomed to repeat it. But then again, it repeats regardless.)
Independents in particular have become more negative in their views of the economy this year, and now are much closer to the negative attitudes of Democrats than to the more rosy views of Republicans.
Could it be because most Independents are actually Democrats??
posted on 03/21/2006 6:39:05 AM PST
("Stupidity is also a gift from God, but it should not be abused." Pope John Paul II)
posted on 03/21/2006 6:40:02 AM PST
( EveningStar is back; new tagline pending)
There are five reasons for this:
1. The Media lies.
2. Most people are whiners.
3. The Media lies.
4. The price of a gallon of gas
5. The Media lies.
posted on 03/21/2006 6:40:03 AM PST
(UP: W.O.T. Tax Cuts Supreme Court Economy Morals DOWN: Borders/Illegals Spending)
The MSM have served there masters well.
posted on 03/21/2006 6:40:42 AM PST
(Hell hath no fury than a bureaucrat scorned.)
Ya think the MSM dumping every day over Iraq, the economy, and anything else to do with Bush has anything to do with creating a downer attitude?
You know if this were Clinton the MSM would all be singing "Glory Hallelujah, What a Wonder Is he."
posted on 03/21/2006 6:40:43 AM PST
To: pissant; All
Is the gallup organization that stupid?
It is really too bad there is no FreeRepulicTV.
The real question is why the Republicans don't bring it up and make it stick. They could do every interview with an initial speech about the economy.
posted on 03/21/2006 6:41:41 AM PST
Not according to Gallup's own poll numbers. That headline's a lie.
posted on 03/21/2006 6:43:34 AM PST
(Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
There's a group think lib that works at the company I do...she just bought a new car, is on the all employee stock option plan, the company is doing great...yada, yada, yada...but...to her "The economy is just terrible under Bush."
She wont listen to the facts, doesnt understand the country has had several quarters of about 3% growth, that the unemployment rate is at 4.8% (pretty much full employment in macro economic terms)...just doesnt care...cuz in her small mind...Bush is evil.
posted on 03/21/2006 6:43:53 AM PST
by in hoc signo vinces
("Houston, TX...a waiting quagmire for jihadis. American gals are worth fighting for!")
Views of the economy remain highly partisan, with Republicans the most positive, Democrats most negative, and independents somewhere in the middle.
Which means people aren't basing their view of the economy on numbers, but on rhetoric. The media wing of the DNC, aka the MSM, is doing their part to help get their people elected.
posted on 03/21/2006 6:45:35 AM PST
(If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
if you think your economic condition is not up to snuff, work harder.
Come Sunday, Pacific Gas and Electric Co.'s residential customers will see, on average, an 11.1 percent increase in the price they pay for electricity.
The increase in their natural gas costs will be worse. Those are expected to soar in January to levels 43.4 percent higher than they were a year ago, extending a three-month run-up in gas prices.
The result: The average PG&E customer will face a combined bill of $224.06 in January, compared with $175.22 a year ago.
posted on 03/21/2006 6:51:54 AM PST
("I'm a millionaire thanks to the WTO and "free trade" system--Hu Jintao top 10 worst dictators)
Once again the liberal/socialist mantra:
Tell a lie long enough and eventually it will be believed without question.
posted on 03/21/2006 7:14:51 AM PST
(Feed the Tree .....)
So much for the thought that the media should be informing people of what the facts are rather than asking them if their feelings match reality and making a story out of it.
posted on 03/21/2006 7:44:06 AM PST
Yet another quagmire of the Bush Legacy.
Dubya lacks the intellectual fexibility and vision to adapt to changing economic conditions.
He'll blindly adhere to globization strategies even as they erode and undermine our nation's economic security. But what else could you expect from someone who spent the first 40 years of his like curled up inside a keg of beer? Sheeeeesh... nothing says "stupidity" like clinging to same policies that are dragging him down to begin with.
posted on 03/21/2006 7:50:49 AM PST
by Willie Green
(Throw the bums out!!! ............ALL OF THEM.)
I get it. If the economy is good (now) but idiot sheeple think it's bad then a poll is better than reality. If the economy is faltering (late Clinton) but the idiot sheeple think it's good then a poll is better than reality. Either way it's the Republicans' fault and Bush's popularity drops.
Americans continue to resist giving the nation's economy positive ratings, regardless of what so-called "hard" economic indicators may show.
regardless of facts....I guess the MSM propaganda machine is still working.
offshoring of jobs
what's happening with pensions
those 3 reason are why alot of americans don't see the economy as being good.
"Independents... now are much closer to the negative attitudes of Democrats than to the more rosy views of Republicans."
Rosy? Try realistic! I'm afraid the MSM still has plenty of power to influence, including the ability to make people believe a lie even with realistic facts right in front of them.
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